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Pair Table Lamps by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Willy Daro, Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
triple and two table lamps.  This table lamp is executed in brass. It comes with an E27 / E26 Edison
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Adjustable Wall Sconce by Franco Albini & Franca Helg for Sirrah
By Sirrah, Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Franco Albini
Located in New York, NY
. *From the five-lamp AM/AS series that included hanging fixtures, table and floor lamps.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Chrome

Wall or Ceiling Lamp by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Willy Daro, Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
triple and two table lamps.  Fully functional. With an E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V. Wiring is
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Wall or Ceiling Lamp by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Willy Daro, Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
triple and two table lamps. Fully functional. With an E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V. Wiring is
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Wall or Ceiling Lamp by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Willy Daro, Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
triple and two table lamps. Fully functional. With an E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V. Wiring is
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Wall or Ceiling Lamp by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Willy Daro, Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
triple and two table lamps. Fully functional. With an E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V. Wiring is
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Wall or Ceiling Lamp by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Massive Lighting, Willy Daro
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
triple and two table lamps. Fully functional. With an E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V. Wiring is
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Wall or Ceiling Lamp by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Willy Daro, Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
, one triple and two table lamps. Fully functional. With an E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Wall or Ceiling Lamp by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Willy Daro, Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
, one triple and two table lamps. Fully functional. With an E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Wall or Ceiling Double Lamp by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Willy Daro, Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
triple and two table lamps. Fully functional. Each with an E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Wall or Ceiling Double Lamp by Willy Daro for Massive, Belgium, 1960s
By Willy Daro, Massive Lighting
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
, one triple and two table lamps. Fully functional. Each with an E27 socket. Works with 220V and 110V
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Concrete Lighting 'LV' Ceiling Light
By Bentu Design
Located in Paris, FR
Studio Bentu themselves, these lamps, coffee tables, cup-boards and seats all have in common the use of
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Concrete

Concrete Lighting 'LV' Ceiling Light
Concrete Lighting 'LV' Ceiling Light
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H 4.14 in Dm 2.6 in
Concrete Lighting 'LV' Tracklight
By Bentu Design
Located in Paris, FR
manufactured by the designers of Studio Bentu themselves, these lamps, coffee tables, cup-boards and seats all
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Concrete

Concrete Lighting 'LV' Tracklight
Concrete Lighting 'LV' Tracklight
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H 10.63 in Dm 2.6 in
Fine Set of Four Early 20th Century Gilt Bronze Five Light Sconces by Caldwell
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
within a lozenge. While the model for the present group of wall lights appears in the photographic
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Early 20th Century American Belle Époque Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

'Monarch' Pendant Lamp in Oil-Rubbed Bronze and White Enamel, Blueprint Lighting
By Mathieu Matégot, Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
dining table in lieu of a chandelier!     
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Aluminum, Bronze, Nickel, Chrome, Enamel, Copper

One Pair of Industrial Spot Lights, Great for above an Island or Farm Table
Located in Buchanan, MI
One pair of industrial spot lights, great for above an island or farm table. Priced /item meaning
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20th Century Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Orbitale Planetario Brass 8 Rotating Arms Chandelier, Featured for Dining Table
By Bruno Gatta, Stilnovo, Silvio Piattelli
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
degrees to reach any possible combination. Beside the dining table with two rows of lights evenly spaced
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass

Opaline Pendant Lights by Marianne Brandt for Schwintzer & Gräff
By Marianne Brandt
Located in Gloucester, GB
Opaline pendant lights by Marianne Brandt for Schwintzer & Gräff - Price is per light - Opaline
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Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

1446 7-Lights Chandelier
By Epoca Lampadari
Located in Milan, IT
look. Display the chandelier over a dining table in a traditional home to set the tone for elegant
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

1446 7-Lights Chandelier
1446 7-Lights Chandelier
H 27.56 in W 29.93 in D 29.93 in
Pair Beautiful Glass Brass Kitchen Island Dinning Table Pendant Lights, 1960s
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Nuernberg, DE
Gorgeous pair of amber smoked glass and brass pendant lights made in Germany. Each is in very good
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

DUSK Table lamp by Nendo for Wonderglass
By Nendo, WonderGlass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
dusk, while their sculptural profile is emphasised by the lights’ muted glow. Available in different
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

DUSK Table lamp by Nendo for Wonderglass
DUSK Table lamp by Nendo for Wonderglass
H 17.72 in W 14.18 in D 6.3 in
Henning Koppel Chrome Bubi Lights, 1972
By Henning Koppel
Located in Copenhagen, DK
head. The symmetrical lamp is versatile and can be used as a pendant or as a table lamp. The piece was
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Set of Four Chrome Tube Pendant Lights
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage 1960s chrome pendant lights. Metal tube shade with black rubber detail and black cords
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Vintage Burger Chef Icosahedron Glass Globe Lights
Located in Hanover, MA
today. With standard lighting elements these globes can be used as ceiling mounted lights, hanging
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

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Glass, Acrylic

Pair of 1920’s industrial metal hanging ceiling lights
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
home for hanging over the dining table or hallway. Expected marks, staining and minor dents from use
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Early 20th Century Swedish Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Grey Enamel Industrial Lights by Benjamin Electric
By Benjamin Electrical Company 1
Located in Nottingham, GB
kitchen island or dining table with their imposing size but clean design led lines and a wonderful grey
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Mid-20th Century British Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Enamel, Steel

21st-Century, 12-Lights Porcelain and Bronze Chandelier
By Oggetti D'Arte
Located in Calenzano, FI
12-lights chandelier in light-green porcelain and bronze in burnished. Each object is handcrafted
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2010s Italian Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Industrial Pendant Lights Reclaimed from Ceramics Factory
By Simplex
Located in Nottingham, GB
light individually or in multiples over kitchen islands, tables and serverys. When renovating our
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Mid-20th Century British Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Simplicissimus Chandelier, 6 lights, Yellow Murano Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Simplicissimus 360 chandelier, 6 lights, Yellow artistic glass by Multiforme This collection in
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of Faux Marble Pendant Lights with Brass Accents
Located in Los Angeles, CA
any room. Hang them above your dining table to create an intimate and cozy ambiance during meals, or
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Marble, Brass

Pair of French Rattan Pendant Lights or Lanterns, 1960s
Located in Barcelona, ES
and a brass socket cover. These pendant lamps will be a nice addition hanging over a kitchen's table
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20th Century French Chinoiserie Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wicker, Rattan, Cane

Canneté Brass and Glass 60 Lights Chandelier, Natural Finish
Located in Firenze, FI
cylinders and ribbed glass. The various table, floor and ceiling versions diffuse a soft light creating
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2010s Italian Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Pair of Large Vintage Ship's Deck Lights, Industrial Nautical Pendants
Located in Nantucket, MA
A large and stunning pair of pendant lights which were originally deck lights on a ship. These
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome, Iron

Contemporary Chandelier 'Nabila' by Tooy, Brass, Clear Glass, 30 Lights
By Corrado Dotti, Tooy
Located in Paris, FR
Chandeliers Nabila 552.19 (x2) & 552.12 (x1) by Corrado Dotti x TOOY 30 lights UL Listed Model
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Organic Modern Chandeliers and Pen...

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Rattan Globe Pendants or Hanging Lights, 1950s
Located in Barcelona, ES
oriental inspired and Midcentury accents. They will be a nice addition hanging over a kitchen's table or
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Bamboo, Rattan, Cane, Wicker

Pair of Antique Moonstone Glass Pendant Lights with Chrome Fittings
By Jefferson Electric Co.
Located in Nottingham, GB
Medium Moonstone Glass Pendant Lights with Chrome fittings SOLD AS A PAIR Elegant fluted design
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Vintage 1930s British Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Custom Pair of Unique Hanging Lights from Repurposed French Iron-Baskets
Located in Atlanta, GA
a fabulous statement hanging together over a large kitchen island or dining table!
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20th Century French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Pair of 1970s German Glashütte Limberg Bubbled Smoked Glass Pendant Lights
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in London, GB
table/island or suspended on either side of a bed as bedside lights as an alternative to lamps
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Simplicissimus Chandelier, 6 lights Burgundy Murano Glass by Multiforme in Stock
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Simplicissimus 360 chandelier, 6 lights, Light Burgundy / Amethyst artistic glass by Multiforme
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of Antique style Pendant Lights in Solid Brass & Cut Glass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
to intimate dining areas. Hang them in pairs over a dining table or kitchen island to create a
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Vintage 1980s Spanish Moorish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Modern Chandelier 12 Lights Grey Murano Glass, Black Lampshades by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Modern Elegant chandelier 12 lights grey murano Glass, black lampshades by Multiforme A collection
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Siderale 10 lights Brass and Lattimo glass Chandelier, Silvio Piattelli Design
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
of an designed chandelier to go over a dining table or a rectangular island. The squared section
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Brass

Modern Chandelier 12 Lights Crystal Murano Glass, White Lampshades by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Modern Elegant chandelier 12 lights crystal murano Glass, white lampshades by Multiforme A
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Modern Chandelier 24 Lights Smoke Grey Murano Glass, Lampshades by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Palladium chandelier 24 lights smoke grey murano Glass, black lampshades by Multiforme A
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of 1970s German Peill & Putzler Dark Grey & Black Marbled Pendant Lights
By Peill & Putzler
Located in London, GB
above a dining table, as bedside hanging lights or a kitchen/diner breakfast bar. Dimensions
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Vintage Space Age Geometric Chandelier by Gaetano Sciolari, 13 Lights, Aluminium
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Milano, IT
and sconces to floor and table lamps. The offered piece is indeed a chandelier, built around an
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Small Chandelier 3 arms smooth Acacia Murano Glass downward lights by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Swing 274 chandelier 3 lights. Acacia Murano glass. The Murano glass chandelier Swing 274 is
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

21st Century, 3 Lights Billiard Chandelier in Porcelain and Golden Bronze
By Oggetti D'Arte
Located in Calenzano, FI
3 Lights billiard chandelier in porcelain and patinated gold bronze. The parts in porcelain are
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2010s Italian Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

21st Century Venetian Chandelier 13 Lights Handmade Murrina Glass by Multiforme
By Multiforme
Located in Trebaseleghe, IT
Delice collection includes also a table lamp and a suspension lamp with a single glass element. The
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2010s Italian Other Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Blown Glass

Set of Three Midcentury Kalmar Ice Crystal Glass Pendant Lights or Chandeliers
By Kalmar Lighting, J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
dining or coffee table in a lounge area or living room. Total hang or drop from ceiling to the bottom
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

6-Lights Porcelain and Bronze Chandelier in Style Luigi xvi, 21st Century
By Oggetti D'Arte
Located in Calenzano, FI
6-Lights chandelier in ivory porcelain and patinated golden bronze. Each object is handcrafted and
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2010s Italian Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Bronze

21st-Century, 18-Lights Bronze Chandelier in Modern Style with Glass Lampshades
By Oggetti D'Arte
Located in Calenzano, FI
18-lights chandelier in iron and bronze. Each object is handcrafted and the care for every detail
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Set of Ten Original Box Cube Pendant Lights, Glass with Nickeled Clips
Located in New York City, NY
a bedroom, over a kitchen island, dining table, bathroom, entry, foyer, hallway, closet, child's
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Nickel

21st-Century, 6-Lights Crystal and Bronze Chandelier in Style Luigi XVI
By Oggetti D'Arte
Located in Calenzano, FI
6-lights chandelier in hand-cut clear and turquoise crystal and bronze in patinated gold. Each
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2010s Italian Louis XVI Chandeliers and Pendants

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Crystal, Bronze

Big Lamp Chandelier 12 Lights Bespoke Brass Italian Design by Diego Mardegan
By Diego Mardegan
Located in London, GB
heavy material. With its round shape, this lamp is a perfect match for the round tables in your living
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2010s Italian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

1950s Dutch Pair Yellow Hand Grenade Pendant Lights Philips / Alvar Aalto Style
By Alvar Aalto, Philips
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
' pendant lights. Hung from their original two piece steel ceiling rose, the wire runs down to a bulb holder
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

1950s Dutch Pair Blue Hand Grenade Pendant Lights Phillips / Alvar Aalto style
By Alvar Aalto, Philips
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
' pendant lights. Hung from their original two piece steel ceiling rose, the wire runs down to a bulb holder
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Large Custom Iron "Huron" Kitchen Island or Billiard Light Fixture with 9 Lights
By Far-Fetched, LLC.
Located in Houston, TX
. Would be perfect over a long dining table, kitchen island or pool table. Multiples available by special
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21st Century and Contemporary American Brutalist Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

Italian Modern Wicker Wire Rattan Pendant Hanging Lights with Glass Accent, Pair
Located in Barcelona, ES
were made to order pendants. These lanterns will be a nice addition hanging over a kitchen's table or
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Wire

Large Pair of Moroccan Style Lantern Pendant Lights by Feldman Lighting c. 1960
By Feldman Lighting Co.
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Large dramatic pair of gilded Moroccan Modern pendant lights by Feldman Lighting in excellent
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

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Lights for Dining Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of lights for dining tables is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct lights for dining tables — often made from metal, glass and brass — can elevate any home. We have 258 antique and vintage lights for dining tables in-stock, while there are 101 modern editions to choose from as well. Lights for dining tables have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Industrial lights for dining tables are consistently popular styles. Not every interior allows for large lights for dining tables, so small lights for dining tables measuring 3.94 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Lights for dining tables have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by J.T. Kalmar, Kalmar Lighting and Multiforme are consistently popular.

How Much are Lights for Dining Tables?

Prices for lights for dining tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, lights for dining tables begin at $200 and can go as high as $56,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,988.

Finding the Right Chandeliers and Pendants for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.

Questions About Lights for Dining Tables
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    The best lighting for the dining room is based on personal choice and the style of the room. The types of lights typically used in a dining room are general lighting and accent lighting. The dining room light should be at least 12 inches smaller than the table in all directions. On 1stDibs, find a variety of vintage and contemporary lights.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    Dining tables come in a huge variety of styles and are often chosen according to individual preference. The best dining tables are ones that are sturdy, well-made and able to withstand wear and tear. You should also consider your space limitations as well as budget. Find a versatile collection of antique and vintage dining tables on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    The narrowest a dining table can be is 36 inches. This leaves 18 inches of space for each of the guests on the opposite side of the table, as well as room in the center for serving dishes or platters. Find a collection of antique and vintage dining tables on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 12, 2024
    The height of a dining table varies from piece to piece. However, standard dining tables are usually 28 to 30 inches tall. Counter-height tables are taller at 34 to 36 inches, and bar-height tables are the highest at 40 to 42 inches high. On 1stDibs, shop a wide range of dining tables from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    No, a dining table isn't always necessary. People who eat only a few meals at home may not need a dining table, and some people prefer to eat at kitchen counters using counter-height stools. Or, they may choose to sit on the floor in front of a coffee table or to take their meals at a desk or on a TV tray or end table. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of dining tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    How wide a dining table should be largely depends on its shape. Most rectangular and oval dining tables are 36 to 40 inches wide. Round table widths or diameters vary and will determine how many people can sit comfortably at one time. Generally, a round table 36 to 44 inches in width is ideal for up to four people, while ones that are 44 to 54 inches in diameter can accommodate four to six. Tables between 54 and 59 inches in width are suitable for six to eight people. On 1stDibs, shop a wide range of dining tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    How high a dining table should be varies. If you already have your dining chairs, look for a table that is 10 to 12 inches taller than the seat height to provide ample legroom. The standard height for dining tables is around 30 inches. However, you can opt for taller pieces, such as 34- to 36-inch counter-height tables or 40- to 42-inch bar-height tables. Shop a large selection of dining tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    How thick a dining table should be varies. Many tables feature tops that are between 0.75 and 1 inch in thickness. However, some tables may have tops that are up to 2 inches thick. Typically, tables with thicker tops will have a more rustic appearance. Shop a large selection of dining tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    A dining table with leaf is a dining table that has its middle part as solid and remains in place, but the two sides of the table drop down on a hinge, so they hang at the side. This is where the name 'drop leaf' comes from. Many homeowners have decided to go with leaf tables as they offer a lot of flexibility to their homes. On 1stDibs, you can find a variety of dining table options as well as a range of vintage and antique drop-leaf tables.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An MCM dining table is a table that reflects the mid-century modern style. Typically these tables are functional and have clean minimalist lines. MCM furniture is made with a variety of materials and colors, but wood is the most common. Find a selection of mid-century modern tables and furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    The best lighting for a pool table won’t be too bright and will reduce glare and shadows on the felt during the game. If the light fixture is immobile, its height should be at least 65 inches, and if it is portable, its height should be at least 40 inches from the bed of the table. Any light directed on the players should not be blinding. On 1stDibs, find a variety of vintage and contemporary lighting solutions for your pool table.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Dining room tables with butterfly leaves look like they have wings when they’re being opened, which is why they’re called butterflies. A butterfly leaf affords you more space at your dining table for additional house guests. Owing to geared slides, butterfly leaf tables should open easily.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A draw-leaf dining table means that the table’s leaves are stored under the main tabletop. The top of the table is lifted slightly on its frame and the leaves pulled out on each end. Relatedly, a drop-leaf table is a table with a fixed center section, but on either side of that, there are hinged leaves that can be raised or lowered according to your specific needs. The purpose of a drop-leaf table is to save space when the table is not in use. Drop-leaf tables can also be used as nightstands, side tables, coffee tables, and desks. Find a collection of antique and vintage draw-leaf dining tables on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 24, 2021
    Yes, ceramic dining tables are really good as they are very strong and durable. Made from sturdy materials, ceramic dining tables are resistant to spills, cuts, scratches and extreme heat. You can select from varying styles of ceramic dining tables, including Antique, Vintage, 21st Century, Mid Century on 1st Dibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To identify your antique dining table, first check to see if there is a maker’s mark on the underside. If there are no identifying marks or stamps, a furniture appraiser can check the style and the hardwood used to identify your piece. Shop a collection of antique furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    The best width for a dining table may vary upon your needs. Typically, the width of a dining table may range from approximately 36 to 40 inches, and you want to make sure you allow for approximately three feet of walking space around the table in your dining room so that guests can move freely. Shop a wide range of vintage and antique dining tables on 1stDibs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021
    The best wood for a dining table is a matter of preference. Oakwood is widely used due to its durability and open grain structure. It can withstand surface scratches and can be easily sanded and refinished. Find a range of antique and vintage dining tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The chabudai, or the short Japanese dining table makes the most of limited space by serving many functions in a Japanese home. They often feature collapsible legs so they can be stored. Diners sit on pillows on the floor, rather than chairs, again freeing up more space by not having bulky chairs. Shop a collection of Japanese furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room chairs and dining tables do not necessarily have to match. 

  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room tables are typically 30 inches high.

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